A study from the Join Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University suggests that fewer Columbus homeowners remodel their property than people living in other major cities. One of the main reasons may be that many people are more likely to do their own remodeling without seeking a permit first. While it may be tempting to save money handling the project on your own, there are instances where it is clearly necessary to hire a professional.
Columbus Real Estate Journalist Discusses Importance of Hiring Professionals
Jamie Curtis is a well-known writer in Columbus. She does a lot of DIY remodeling projects with her husband and discusses their progress on her blog, Living the Dream House. Curtis points out that many projects can be handled by amateurs, but states that they need to recognize their limitations and know when to hire an expert.
“Start with the easy projects first, like painting trim and doors,” she told Interest.com. This will help you gauge your skills and how much time you can dedicate to a bigger project.
Curtis states that the average homeowner can remove old fixtures, take down wallpaper and do minor woodworking. However, more complex projects are beyond the average homeowner’s skillsets. Electrical and plumbing work should almost always be handled by an expert, because they can lead to very expensive damages if anything goes awry.
Hire a Professional that Pays Close Attention to Detail
Many different factors need to be taken into consideration while remodeling a home. Unfortunately, the average homeowner doesn’t usually understand all of the intricacies involved, so they will need to hire a professional if they want to make sure the job is handled properly.
Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy to know which expert to work with if you need assistance, because the abilities and work ethic of remodelers vary as much as any other profession. However, you will be on a much better path if you choose a contractor that has a solid track record with their previous clients.
We recently received an excellent recommendation for a client on Houzz for our attentiveness and professionalism. “Quality of work, attention to detail and related communications were exceptional. At end of every day the work area and areas of traffic were cleaned as if no one had been there. Exhibited great professionalism along with care and concern about getting things right. Of all the work I have contracted out as a homeowner in over 38 years, this was the best experience I have ever had.”
We take pride in our work and are always pleased when a client appreciates it. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need any assistance as well.